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Holokai: Your Academic Voyage

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Anciently, Pacific Islanders sailed to new lands in voyaging canoes using the stars and waves for navigation.  The Hawaiians call this voyage holokai (kai = ocean, holo = to go, to move, to travel).  

Today students at BYU-Hawaii chart their own academic voyages.  Students plan out individual paths to graduation and future destinations by combining a major with two minors or certificates.  Mapping out your own academic voyage allows you to have both breath and depth of knowledge in a combination that will set you on your voyage to your own personal destination in life.

Holokai Curriculum

All students share some central academic experiences, Religious Education courses and a core of Math and English.  But in addition to that, each student puts together a unique combination of programs that will include something in each category: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, and Professional Studies.

The shared compass for each student's voyage are the BYU-Hawaii outcomes, that students develop both breadth and depth of knowledge and the thinking skills and character of a servant-leader, the ability to inquire, analyze, and communicate and to act with integrity, stewardship, and service, to prepare them to serve in a world community as productive, responsible citizens and as faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Three Categories

Arts & Humanities

In the Arts & Humanities category, programs explore what it means to be human and to interact with diverse others. This may take the form of historical, linguistic, or cultural inquiry, or it may be accomplished through active participation in the visual and performing arts.

 

Math & Sciences

Students will find in the Math & Sciences category, the programs’ primary purpose is to engage students in learning and understanding pure and applied mathematics, algorithms, and/or scientific thinking.  We define scientific thinking as a pattern of following the scientific method using quantitative, evidence-based reasoning and the formulation of testable explanations and predictions about the universe and our existence within it.

 

Professional Studies

 

In the Professional Studies category, the programs cover a wide range of disciplinary areas. They share a practical focus in helping students be well prepared for active social and civic engagement and to have the skills to help organizations and people learn and succeed.

 

2017-2018 Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

BYU-Hawaii offers majors and minors in three categories: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, and Professional Studies. In order to earn a BYU-Hawaii degree, students must complete 120 credits and a combination of 1 major from 1 category and 2 minors/certificates (or additional majors if they fit within the 4-year allotment) from each of the remaining categories. The responsibility rests with the students to see that their programs of study satisfy all the requirements for graduation listed in the catalog. Advisors and other members of the faculty and staff will assist in any way possible. 

 

Core Classes + Major and 2 minors/certificates in 3 different areas (Breadth & Depth) + Religious Education

Core Classes

  • Mathematics Requirement-Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (3 - 5 credit hours) The math requirement can be completed by taking one of the following:
    • Statistics: MATH 221, BIOL 340, PSYC 205, POSC 200/300 & POSC 204/304, or EXS 339
    • Calculus: MATH 112, MATH 113, or MATH 119.
    • Trigonometry: MATH 111
    • Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 107
    • Discrete Mathematics: CIS 205 & 205L
    • Any upper division math course (300 or 400 level).
  • Reading/Writing/Speaking (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL 101 Communication in Writing, Speaking, and Reading (3)
  • Advanced Writing (3 credit hours)  The advanced writing requirement can be completed by taking one of the following:

    • ENGL 314 Exposition and Analysis in the Humanities (3) or ENGL 315 Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis (3) or ENGL 316 Technical Writing (3) 

    • Approved Senior Seminar in the major: BIOL 492, CHEM 494, HIST 490, CS 491-493

Breadth and Depth of Education

All majors, minors, and certificates are grouped into three areas reflecting different ways of knowing (epistemologies).  All students must complete their major in one area and a minor/certificate in each of the other two areas.  Programs offered by the same department in different categories may be taken, but the second program from the same department will not count toward completing the Academic Program requirements.

To complete Academic Program requirements there must be one program in different departments in each of the three areas: Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Professional Studies.  (* = also fills the Professional Studies category)  Be aware that during the initial roll-out of the curriculum that new programs will appear and some may change category.  Click here to see a PDF version of this chart

Department
Arts and Humanities
Math and Sciences
Professional Studies
 
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(cs)
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(cs)
Majors
Minors(m)/Cert(ct)
ACCOUNTING
 
 
 
 
Accounting
Accounting(m)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
(with The Willes Entrepreneurship Center
and the BYUH Center for Hospitality & Tourism) 
 
 
 
 
Bus Mgt-Fin
Bus Mgt-HR & Org
Bus Mgt-Mktg
Bus Mgt-Op & Sup
Hosp & Tourism
Business Ed*
Economics(m)
Entrepreneurship(m, ct)
Hosp & Tourism(m)
Human Resources Mgt (m)
Leadership (m)
Marketing (m)
COMPUTER & INFO SCIENCES
 
 
Computer Science
Information Technology
 
Computer Science(m)
Information Technology(m)
Web Development(m)
Information Systems
 
Agile Project Mgmt(ct)
Digital Business (ct)
Digital Security(m, ct)
Digital Tech, Intro (m)
Digital Tech (m)
Enterprise Bus. Systems(m)
Information Systems(m)
Mobile App Dev, Intro(m)
Web Design, Intro(m)
CULTURE & HISTORY
Cultural Anthropology
Hawaiian Studies
History
History Ed*
Pacific Island Studies
Intercultural Peacebuilding
Social Sci Ed*
Anthropology(m)
Asian Studies(m)
Hawaiian Stud(m)
Hawaiian Lang(m,ct)
History(m)
Pacific Island Stud(m)
 
 
 
Intercultural Peacebuilding(ct)
EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
Elementary Ed
Secondary Ed*
Education(m)
Special Ed(ct)
ENGLISH & HUMANITIES
English
English Ed*
Int. Humanities
Chinese(m)
Creative Writing(m)
Foundational Lang(m)
Int. Humanities(m)
English(m)
Spanish(m)
Japanese(m)
 
 
 
Foundational Lang(m)
Prof Writing(m)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING & LRN
TESOL
TESOL Ed*
Linguistics(m)
 
 
 
TESOL, Intro (m)
TESOL(ct)
EXCERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
 
 
EXS Biomedical
EXS Health & Human Performance
EXS Sport & Wellness Mngmnt
EXS Ed*
Health & Human Performance(m) 
 
Coaching(m)
Sports & Wellness Mgt(m)
MATHEMATICS
 
 
Math-Applied
Math-Pure
Math Ed*
Math(m)
Math, Intro (m)
Math, Elementary (m)
 
 
MUSIC & THEATRE
Music-General
Music-Piano
Music-Vocal
Music-Instrum
Music-World
Music(m)
Piano Perf.(m)
Theatre(m)
 
 
 
 
 
NATURAL SCIENCES
 
 
Biochemistry
Biology-General
Biology-Marine
Biology-Molecular
Biology- Biomedical
Biology Ed*
Chemistry Ed*
Physical Sci Ed*
Physics Ed*
Biochemistry(m)
Biology(m)
Chemistry(m)
Chemistry, Intro (m)
Conservation Biol,Intro(m)
Marine Biology,Intro(m)
Natural Science,Intro(m)
Nutritional Science,Intro(m)
Physics,Intro(m)
 
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
 
Political Science
Political Science(m)
 
Crim Justice (ct)
Emer Mgt(ct)
Governance (ct)
Intl Develop(ct)
Legal Studies (ct)
Public Mgt (m)
PSYCHOLOGY
 
 
Psychology
Psychology(m)
 
Org Behavior(m)
SOCIAL WORK
 
 
 
 
Social Work
Social Work(m)
Social Work,Intro(m)
VISUAL ARTS & COMMUNCIATION
Art Ed *
Art-Graphic Des
Art-Painting
Communication Stud.
Visual Arts(m)
Communication Studies(m)
Film(m)
Painting(m)
Photo/Video(m)
Sculpture(m)
     
Strategic Comm(ct)
New Media Journalism(ct)

BYUH language courses are designed for second language learners, and thus first or native language speakers are not eligible to take courses offered on BYUH campus.

For those wishing to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies major with the 2017 Curriculumthe primary and secondary emphases may count as separate breadth areas, but they cannot replace the need for two additional curricular programs in addition to what is in the IDS major. Three of the emphases and/or minors must be in different breadth areas.

Optional Transition for Current Students (Prior to those admitted in Fall 2017) 

GE Core Option

Language Option

Math  107 or Statistics or Calculus

Math  107 or Statistics or Calculus

English 101

English 101

English 315/Adv Writing

English 315/Adv Writing

Major + 1 Program in a different category/dept

Major + 1 Program in a different category/dept

 

And Language – EIL or Test or 201 level

And all 4 GE Core Classes

And 2 GE Core Classes

GE 100 or HIST 192, HIST 201, HWST 101, PAIS 105

GE 100 or HIST 192, HIST 201, HWST 101, PAIS 105

GE 110 or POSC 190, ENGL 201, ENGL 251

GE 110 or POSC 190, ENGL 201, ENGL 251

GE 120 or any natural science or PSYC 111

GE 120 or any natural science or PSYC 111

GE 300 or HIST 202, ANTH 105, HIST 305, HIST 344, PAIS 300

GE 300 or HIST 202, ANTH 105, HIST 305, HIST 344, PAIS 300

BYUH language courses are designed for second language learners, and thus first or native language speakers are not eligible to take courses offered on BYUH campus.

Holokai Requirements for Students transferring with an Associate's Degree

Students who transfer with an Associate degree from an accredited college or university, not including Associate of Applied Science, will be required to complete:

  • A major
  • The four CORE Religion courses and residency Religion requirements
  • Advanced Writing - English 315

Students with an Associate of Applied Science must complete the full Holokai program. Students should see an advisor for any possible transfer equivalencies.

Where will your voyage take you?

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Arts & Humanities Programs

Requirement Sheets

Program Description

Arts & Humanities programs draw on the established methodologies of social science and humanistic training, whether this takes the form of historical, linguistic, or cultural inquiry, or from active participation in the visual and performing arts.

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Art (Graphic Design) Major     Graphic Design: Students will learn design concepts and principles for visual problem solving. The curriculum focuses on the foundations of formal, aesthetic and analytical knowledge, critical thinking, and skills while exploring various media and ever changing context and function of visual communciation. Intro Course: ART 112
Art (Painting) Major     The Painting major enables students to develop their artistic and creative skills by learning and applying principles of visual communication. Studio classes focus primarily on the observation and representation of traditional subjects. Students are taught traditional methods of observation and technical execution as they explore a variety of two-dimensional media including charcoal, oil, watercolor, and digital painting. This major is a preparation for further career advancement in such fields as traditional studio (figure, landscape, still life painting, etc.), illustration, concept art and visual development, as well as foundation for graduate school in most art related programs. Intro Course: ART 112
Art-Education Major     The Art Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Art. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Art in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Asian Studies Minor   Provides students with a foundation in Chinese and Japanese literatures as well as the history, culture, and geography of Asia. Intro Courses: ASNS 105
  Chinese Minor   Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Chinese and Chinese literature. Intro Course: CHIN 201
Communication Studies Major Communication Studies Minor  

Media of communication play a crucial role in shaping the world we live in: from the press, to social media, to film and to other entertainment media. The Communication Studies curriculum teaches students the foundation of ethical and effective communication in a cross-cultural context. The curriculum includes a wide range of topics, addressing important issues such as media criticism, message design, media processes and effects. Students are expected to develop analytical, leadership, teamwork skills, and the ability to articulate, in verbal and written forms, ideas in the contemporary media landscape. Intro Courses: COMM 110, COMM 200

The Communication Studies minor introduces to students the foundations of the discipline of communication studies and provides an array of topical options within the major field, such as media and society, socio-political aspects of media practice, race and gender dynamics, and intercultural communication. Intro Course: COMM 200

  Creative Writing Minor   The creative writing minor focuses on the reading and production of imaginative writing in various genres—mainly fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (personal essay and memoir), and will introduce students to the world of editing and publishing. The minor is also preparation for a variety of writing-related fields such as journalism, technical writing, freelance writing, marketing and advertising, and even some social sciences where writing with style is highly valued. Intro Course: ENGL 218R
Cultural Anthropology Major Cultural Anthropology Minor
  Provides students with a foundation in the study of culture, particularly in cultural systems, narratives and performances, globalization, political and economic systems, religion, ethnography, applied anthropology, etc. Students who study cultural anthropology find employment opportunities in international organizations (i.e., U.N.), government agencies, corporations, historical/cultural associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Intro Course: ANTH 105
English Major

English Minor

  The English major and minor give broad preparation in critical thinking and communication, helping students to become better writers and speakers and to approach problems analytically. Students will work to read texts closely and provide evidence for well-written claims. They will encounter texts from a variety of time periods and genres and build strong skills in the English language. Intro Course: ENGL 251
English-Education Major

 

  The English Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in English. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach English in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Film Minor   Film Studies provides students with critical perspectives on films. It has a more defined career path for students, with potential careers in media production, advertising/marketing/campaigning, public relations, instructional material development, visual communications, and the film industry. Intro Course: FILM 102
 

Foundational Language Study Minor

   
 

Hawaiian Language Minor

Hawaiian Language Certificate

Hawaiian Language Minor: Students will learn basic sentence structure patterns, vocabulary, short phrases, and the memorization of short chants and songs. The goal is to increase communicative language skills so that students can demonstrate the beginning of proficiency levels of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Hawaiian. Emphasis will also be placed on the proper usage of words, grammar, pronounciation, and intonation. Over the course of the minor, students will be able to use sentence patterns to formulate short dialogs, stories, and speeches. Intro Course: HAWN 101

Hawaiian Language Certificate: Students will understand and communicate the Hawaiian language, both written and spoken, with a solid foundation in grammar and phonology, the history and origin of the language, as well as it's current status relative to the traditional and contemporary culture of Hawai'i. The goal is to become proficient and functional speakers of the language in various contexts and settings. The minor will focus on the development of oral language communicative skills, the translation of texts both traditional and modern, the composition of original written texts, and the analyzing of native speech. Intro Course: HAWN 301 

Hawaiian Studies Major

Hawaiian Studies Minor

  Provides students with a foundation in Hawaiian culture and history. Intro Class: HWST 101
History Major

History Minor

  Understand the past to forge the future.  Courses prepare students to understand the relevance of history and the principles of historical inquiry from local, national, and global perspectives. Intro Courses: Hist 120, 121, 192, 200, 201, or 202
History-Education Major

 

  The History Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in History. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach History in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Integrated Humanities Major Integrated Humanities Minor    
Intercultural Peacebuilding Major     The Intercultural Peacebuiling major emphasizes theories of harmony, cross-cultural leadership and negotiation, and conflict resolution and transformation at the interpersonal, community and international levels. It also highlights the spiritual components of these areas such as forgiveness and reconciliation. The major draws on a broad range of theories from the academic disciplines of anthropology, communications, cultural studies, political science, psychology, history, economics, and international law. Additionally, the major provides practical tools like mediation, facilitation and NGO creation in real world projects connected to the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding to give students a skill base to compliment their theoretical learning. Intro Course: IPB 121
  Japanese Minor   Provides students with intermediate Japanese and Japanese literature. Intro Course: JPN 201
  Linguistics Minor  

The Linguistics minor introduces students to the principles and systems that underlie human language (e.g, phonology, morphology, syntax), as well as its acquisition and use.Intro Course:  LING 210

  Music Minor
  The music minor at BYUH invites students to participate in music at the university level, including academic studies and performance opportunities in solo and ensemble settings. 
Music     Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures.
-General Music Major      
-Piano Performance Major      
-Instrumental Performance Major      
-Vocal Performance Major      
-World Music Studies Major      
Pacific Island Studies Major

Pacific Island Studies Minor

  Provides students with a foundation in Pacific Islands history and culture. Intro Course: PAIS 105
  Painting Minor   The Painting minor allows students to learn foundation principles of observation, design, and technique to advance their skills in two-dimensional image creation. Studio courses focus primarily on drawing and painting traditional subjects in charcoal, oil, watercolor and digital media. Intro Course: ART 112
  Photography/Video Minor
  The Photography/Video minor introduces students to basic video creation and production techniques. Students will gain an understanding of design concepts and principles as they relate to effective visual communication, story telling, and artistic expression within the photography/video media. Intro Course: ART 210
  Piano Performance Minor   Entrance into this minor is by audition with the piano-area coordinator, Dr. Scott McCarrey (Auditorium 164).
  Sculpture Minor
  The Sculpture minor provides students the opportunity to explore the technical, formal, and theoretical concerns of creating meaningful 3-dimensional objects. Through working from the figure and observation, students learn about medium, form, and content. Intro Course: ART 112
Social Science-Education Major     The Social Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Social Science. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Social Science in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Spanish Minor
  Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Spanish and Spanish literature. Intro Course: SPAN 201
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Major    

The TESOL major thoroughly prepares future teachers for the ESL market by addressing the major principles governing the English language, as well as the theories and practices behind effective foreign language instruction and assessment.  Intro Courses:  LING 210 & TESOL 240

TESOL Education Major    

The TESOL Education program offered is designed to prepare a classroom oriented knowledge and pedagogical base in Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in domestic or internatioal public or private schools.Intro Courses:  EDU 212, EDU 200

  Theatre Minor
  Introduces the art and craft of theatrical production and application. Increases competency in theatrical understanding and performance. Prepares students with skills to perform, produce, and understand theatrical performances. Intro Courses: THEA 115 or THEA 123
  Visual Arts Minor   The Visual Arts minor provides an opportunity for students to have a blended art experience based in critical thinking, theory, and practice. Course requirements have been designed to allow students with varying needs to explore the visual arts for a wide range purposes. Intro Course: ART 112

Math & Sciences Programs

Requirement Sheets

Program Description

Math & Sciences programs' primary purpose is to engage students in learning and understanding pure and applied mathematics, algorithms, and/or scientific thinking.  We define scientific thinking as a pattern of following the scientific method using quantitative, evidence-based reasoning and the formulation of testable explanations and predictions about the universe and our existence within it.

Majors 

Minors

Certificates

Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry Minor

 

The Biochemistry major is designed to give students an in depth exploration of Chemistry and it's role and application in biological systems. This major is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for math and lab-based science. Intro course: CHEM 105/L

The Biochemistry minor provides students with a foundational knowledge of general chemistry as related to biological systems and then progressing to learn organic chemistry and finishing with biochemistry.  This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for math and lab-based science. Intro course: CHEM 105/L

  Biology Minor   The Biology minor provides students with a general foundation in cell and molecular, organismal, and ecology, evolution, and population biology. Students will participate in additional advanced study in biological disciplines that are self-selected. Students will also learn basic biological laboratory methods and techniques. This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest in Biology. Intro course: BIOL 112/L

Biology Major

   - Marine Biology Emphasis

   - Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis

   - Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

    Students in the Biology Program may earn a B.S. in Biology and can opt for an emphasis in one of three categories: Marine Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. If a student wishes to obtain a specific emphasis within our Biology program, a group of required courses must be completed within the 60 credit Biology degree plan. This major is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for lab-based science. Intro course: BIOL 112/L
Biology - Education Major     The Biology Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Biology. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Biology in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Chemistry Minor   The Chemistry minor provides students with a general chemistry foundation, and then expands into organic and, if desired, analytical chemistry.  This minor is rigorous and lab intensive and it is recommended for students with strong interest and aptitude for math and lab-based science. Intro course: CHEM 105/L
  Chemistry, Intro Minor   The Introduction to Chemistry minor provides students with a general chemistry foundation and expands to let the student choose topics in chemistry that interests them. Labs are optional.  Students can take only lectures to learn about the science of chemistry, and if they wish to gain hands-on experience they could also take labs.  Intro course: CHEM 105/L or CHEM 100 if no prior chemistry 
Chemistry - Education Major     The Chemistry Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Chemistry. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Chemistry in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Computer Science Major Computer Science Minor  

The Computer Science major prepares students to solve technical problems using algorithms, mathematics and software. A significant focus is on software development, which touches virtually every human endeavor. Students in computer sicence learn how to approach complex problems found in science, business, math, medicine, transportation, and entertainment. Students are prepared to research new areas where computers may have a positive impact. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CIS 205, IT 280

The Computer Science minor provides students with a foundation in software development and logical thinking. After taking the core classes, students wishing to focus more on programming can take CS 301 (Algorithms & Complexity), while students who prefer a more theoretical approach should take CS 320 (Computational Theory). Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CS 203, CIS 205, CIS 206

  Conservation Biology, Intro Minor   The Introduction to Conservation Biology minor provides students with a foundational understanding of biology, ecology, and conservation sciences. Students will study the processes and natural laws that govern biological communities and how resources are utilized, managed, and conserved. Intro Course: BIOL 100
Exercise and Sport Science (EXS)
     
EXS-Biomedical Science Major     An Exercise Science Biomedical student graduates with the goal to encourage healthy lifestyles and create healthier communities thorughout their professional health career. It can give you a foundation a health professional needs by understanding the role physical activity plays in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330
EXS-Health and Human Performance Major     Discover and apply evidence-based findings to improve health and sport performance. Become an advocate of healthy living by learning the scientific discoveries related to sports nutrition, community health, substance use, marriage and pregnancy, and physical activity in public health. Practice measurement and evaluation skills with scientific thinking to improve health and performance variables. Potential careers may be found as a community health worker or educator for global, federal, state, or local government health promotion positions. Related jobs may include working with athletes, teams, or active people in general as a strength and condition coach, personal training, or sport specialist. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330
EXS-Sports and Wellness Management Major     Learn how skills in scientific thinking can aid your interest in sport and wellness management. Apply quantitative sport and health assessments in order to design, lead, and assess programs and events for sport and wellness businesses. Become familiar with gathering evidence to support company goals and objectives. Potential careers may include creating your own business, management or coordinator positions in corporate wellness settings, health tourism (medical or wellness), sports marketing, event management, and sports management. Intro Courses: EXS 260/L or BIOL 260/L and EXS 261 or BIOL 261/L, EXS 330
EXS - Education Major     The Exercise & Sport Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physical Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physical Education in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Health & Human Performance Minor
  Discover and apply evidence-based findings to improve health and sport performance. Become an advocate of healthy living by learning the scientific discoveries related to sports nutrition, community health, substance use, marriage and pregnancy, and physical activity in public health. Practice measurement and evaluation skills with scientific thinking to improve health and performance variables. Related jobs may include working with athletes, teams, or active people in general as a strength and condition coach, personal training, or sport specialist. Intro Courses: EXS 177
Information Technology Major Information Technology Minor  

The Information Technology major graduates students that can work in virtually all types of organizations. They design, install and maintain computing infrastructures including servers, networking, network security, embedded systems, and digital communications. Career opportunities exist in business, health care, government, education, and communications. Students are also prepared for graduate studies. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202, IT 224/L, IT 240, IT 280

The Information Technology minor helps students to develop level understanding and critical thinking needed to setup and troubleshoot computer hardware, networks, and operating systems. Core classes will help you understand how IT fits within today's organizational environment and will also help with individual challenges like getting the best performance out of your wi-fi network and from your laptop. Electives are available in information security, human-computer interaction, Linux and Windows operating systems, and networking. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 224/L

 

Mathematics Minor

   
 

Mathematics, Intro Minor

   
 

Mathematics, Elementary Minor

   
Mathematics - Pure Major

 

  The Pure track of the Mathematics BS major requires a wide variety of classes such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Math Analysis, and Differential Equations. The math required in this degree will prepare them for the mathematical rigor to pursue a masters in mathematics. This track will prepare students for careers in teaching, government service, industry, and research, or graduate study in mathematics.  Intro Course: MATH 112
Mathematics - Applied Major     The Applied track of the Mathematics BS major has three parts: a core, an applied cluster, and some advanced math electives. Students that are interested in going on to graduate school in another science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field such as physics, engineering, biostatistics, or computational mathematics will be interested in this track. This track will prepare students to obtain employment in the workforce or to pursue a master's degree in many STEM fields.  Intro Course: MATH 112
Mathematics - Education Major

 

  The Mathematics Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Mathematics. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Mathematics in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
 

Marine Biology, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Marine Biology minor will introduce students to foundational concepts in marine biology, oceanography, and Pacific natural history. Students will study how chemical and physical processes in the ocean govern and affect biological communities.  Intro course: BIOL 100
 

Natural Sciences, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Natural Sciences minor provides students with a range of conceptual, basic level courses designed to give each student foundational knowledge in science. The overall objective of this minor is to help students learn how science perceives and explains the world in which we live. Intro courses: SCI 201 or any PHYS, CHEM, BIOL, ASTR, GEOL, or OCEN course
 

Nutritional Science, Intro

  The Introduction to Nutritional Science minor will provide students first with a foundation in human health, chemistry, and biology followed by a deeper understanding of human physiology, behavior, and nutrition. Intro courses:  CHEM 101 or 105, BIOL 100 or 112, HLTH 115 or EXS 270
Physical Science - Education Major

 

  The Physical Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physical Science. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physical Science in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Physics - Education Major

 

  The Physics Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Physics. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Physics in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
 

Physics, Intro Minor

  The Introduction to Physics minor is designed for students who desire to learn introductory classical and modern physics. The three main courses, Physics 121, 220, and 221, are calculus-based.  Intro course: If a student has already taken physics in high school and has the mathematics prerequisites, he/she should begin with Physics 121; otherwise the student should begin with Physics 100, Conceptual Physics.
Political Science Major Political Science Minor
 

The Political Science major helps students understand power and it's management in public life. Political Science majors serve their nations and the world through government service, using quantitative and qualitative analysis, written and oral communication, and critical thinking skills. Students are prepared to work and serve in many different fields in our rapidly changing world. Intro Course: POSC 101

The Political Science minor introduces students to the discipline of power, helping them understand how it is used in public settings. Political Science minors learn both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The minor augments almost any major and allows graduates to work and serve in numerous fields in our rapidly changing world. Intro Course: POSC 190, or POSC 300, or POSC 304 or MATH 221 or PSYC 205

Psychology Major Psychology Minor   Psychology is the study of the human mind, emotions, and behavior. Psychologists observe and record the way humans and animals communicate and relate to each other and to their environments. They observe behavior, make predictions, and test hypotheses scientifically. Psychology seeks to answer important questions concerning human identity, feelings, and the reasons for behavior.  Intro Course: PSYC 111
  Web Development Minor   Web development covers web design and moves into web application development. Students will learn how to create full stack (Operating Systems, Databases, Back-end and front-end) web applications. Students should be prepared to learn how to program and use that skill into developing full scale web applications. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, IT 240, IS 350, CS 401

Professional Studies Programs

Requirement Sheets

 

Program Description

Professional Studies programs cover a wide range of disciplinary areas. They share a practical focus in helping students be well prepared for active social and civic engagement and to have the skills to help organizations and people learn and succeed.

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Accounting Major
Accounting Minor  

Accounting is often called "the language of business." If you would like to study a challenging field that is great preparation for a variety of business careers, consider Accounting. One of the advantages of the accounting major is that it provides specialized training which gives you immediately saleable skills. The Accounting major also gies you general business knowledge, which is important for all business careers. Intro Courses: ACCT 201, ACCT 203

The Accounting minor program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting topics that are essential to succeed in the fields of consulting, entrepreneurship, non-profit organization, public administration, law and other endeavors. Intro Courses: ACCT 201, ACCT 203

    Agile Project Management Certificate Project Management is the art and science of managing the cost, scope, schedule and quality of a project, program, and/or product. Agile Project Management (Information Systems) bridges the skills and resources of business, information technology, and computer science. Demand for this discipline has grown due to the complexities of projects in the global market place. Project Management is highligh cross-functional and is in demand in all industries from road construction to restaurant management. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 202, CIS 305, IS 485
Business Management     The Business Management major provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. Intro Courses: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Finance Major     Business Management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. The Finance Track focus is on acquiring, interpreting, and analyzing accounting, economic, and financial data to facilitate decision making in corporate and investment environments to prepare students in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Real Estate, Banking and Insurance. Students learn how to understand and quantify risk, make sound and ethical financial decisions in a risky environment, and design financial strategies for managing business risks. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Major     Business Management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. The Human Resource & Organizational Behavior track focuses on the human element of running a business. Students learn these skills in courses such as human resource management, employee relations, training and development, and organizational behavior. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Marketing Major     Business Management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. The Marketing track teaches students how to create and keep customers. It has been said that because the purpose of business is to create a customer, marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of a business. It prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including: Advertising Sales, Pulic Relations, Marketing Research and Analytics, Digital Marketing, Brand Management, Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Retailing. Intro Course: BUSM 180
-BUSM-Operations & Supply Chain Major     Business Management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community. The Operations & Supply Chain Management track prepares graduates to help organizations get the right amount of product to customers at the right time. They learn how to (1) source, import, and export products; (2) make processes more efficient and effective; and (3) manage projects on budget and within schedule. Emphasis is placed on gaining marketable skills and certifications. Intro Course: BUSM 180
Business Education Major     The Business Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Business. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Business in grades 7 through 12 in public and private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Coaching (Exercise and Sports Science) Minor
  Use knowledge in sports nutition, motor learning, exercise testing and prescription, sports officiating, coaching fundamentals, and pedagogy to help fulfill your passion to coach. Intro Courses: EXS 270, EXS 306, EXS 330
    Criminal Justice Certificate  The Criminal Justice certificate offers students a basic introduction to the field of criminal justice. Holders of the certificate will learn about the basic components of US and International criminal justice systems. They will also understand the foundations of a sucessful criminal investigation and the features of criminology. The criminal justice certificate provides students with practical knowledge related to careers in criminal justice that can help them find jobs in the field. Intro Course: CRMJ 301
    Digital Business Certificate The Digital Business certificate is a combination of courses from the Computer and Information Sciences department and the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship. Traditional business courses do not teach many of the business tools required to start an online business or digital marketing agency. This program focuses on the skills, knowledge and digital tools required to start and grow an online business. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285, ENTR 485
  Digital Security Minor
Digital Security Certificate

In the Digital Security minor, students acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas, including computer hardware, networking, security, and ethics. Embedded throughout all courses are security principles and practices. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: IT 224/L, IT 280, IT 481, IT 491, CIS 470

In the Digital Security certificate, students acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas, including computer hardware, ethics, and advanced networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: IT 224/L, IT 280, IT 480, IT 480, IT 482, IT 491, CIS 470

  Digital Technology Introduction Minor
  Students who take the Introduction to Digital Technology minor acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas including computer programming, web design, networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: CIS 101, IT 240, IT 280, IT 481
  Digital Technology Minor
  Students who take the Digital Technology minor acquire basic knowledge and skills in core digital areas including computer programming, web design, networking and security. This coursework enables students to excel in today's digitally-connected world and to bring strong value to businesses in broad but non-specific employment sectors, such as government, education, health care, manufacturing, small business, retail, et al. Intro Courses: CIS 101, IT 240, IT 280, IT 481
  Economics Minor   The Economics Minor is designed to provide students with a foundation in the economic way of thinking. Students are prepared to understand fundamental economic principles and how they apply to individuals, firms, governments, and countries. Courses also address economic development, the financial system, and the global economy. The program can help students interested in graduate school as well as careers in business management, teaching, government, banking, public policy, and related areas. Intro course: ECON 200
  Education Minor
  Any student who wishes to have some teacher education course background may select the education minor as an option. It is complementary to many majors on campus and includes 18 credit hours of education classes which must be chosen with faculty guidance to assist in meeting the career goals of the student. Intro Course: EDU 312
Elementary Education Major     The Elementary Education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge and pedagogical base in Elementary Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach grades Kindergarten through 6th grade in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Enterprise Business Systems Minor
  The Enterprise Business Systems minor provides students with a core understanding of enterprise business systems and how they are used in organizations around the world. Completion of this minor will qualify students to receive the SAP Student Recognition Award and also make them eligible to participate in the SAP TERP10 professional certification course offered at BYU-Hawaii. Intro Courses: BUSM 180, ACCT 201, IS 430
    Emergency Management Certificate The Emergency Management certificate informs students are preventing or reducing loss in the face of hazards, disasters (natural or man-made), and emergencies. Students get leadership and decision making skills that can be used in times of emergencies. Students also get practical skills and knowledge that can help them find meaningful employment within the emergency management sector. Intro Course: PMGT 360
  Entrepreneurship Minor
Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship minor helps students gain the knowledge, skills and judgement they need in order to start, acquire or grow a small business venture. This venture could be a for-profit, non-profit or non-governmental organization (NGO). Many of the courses in the minor help students learn how to start and run their own online business. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285

The Entrepreneurship certificate is awarded to those students who have taken the core entrepreneurship courses and participated in at least two conferences; Great Ideas and Empower your Dreams. These conferences include workshops which help students learn how to develop a business plan, pitch an idea and raise financing to start the new venture. Intro Courses: ENTR 180, ENTR 285

  Foundational Language Study Minor
   
    Governance Certificate The Governance certificate explores insights and practical skills related to the four domains of good governance: philosophical foundations; constitutional and legal frameworks; citizenship, participation, and civil society; and government and public policy. Students learn about how vision, laws, resources, proposals, and policies can reduce poverty, develop economies, manage sustainable environments, expand economic integration, raise political participation, and create legitimate and effective polities. The certificate offers a practical understanding of models and the fundamental skills required to secure a job in the field. Intro Course:  POSC 110 or POSC 322 or POSC 344 
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Hospitality and Tourism Management Minor   The Hospitality and Tourism Management major prepares students to launch a management-track career path in the dynamic $8 trillion industry of global tourism, which employs 300 million people supporting the needs and interests of 1.2 billion leisure and business travelers. In the context of sustainable tourism principles, HTM students become familiar with the full range of career tracks in the sectors of accommodations, food and beverage, attractions and activities, and events and meetings. Intro courses: BUSM 180, HTM 133

The Hospitality and Tourism Management minor is an excellent career-focused complement to students majoring in disciplines outside of the Professional Studies Programs category. A minor in HTM establishes a pathway to an exciting career in an industry that needs young people with many different skills and interests. Intro courses: BUSM 180, HTM 133

  Human Resource Management Minor
  The Human Resources minor introduces students to managing and leading people in organizations. Students will learn various functions in Human Resource management, employee relations, as well as laws governing people and organizations. Students will also learn how to manage and train others, develop careers and work with people from diverse backgrounds. This minor will guide students as they navigate their careers in any organization or business. Intro course: BUSM 180
Information Systems Major Information Systems Minor  

Students who graduate in the Information Systems major help organizations of all types and sizes leverage their investment in technology for the strategic advantage of busiensses and non-profit organizations. IS professionals serve as the bridge between an organization's technical and business operations. Employment opportunities are abundant and include areas such as systems analysis, software project management, enterprise database design and Enterprise Resource Planning (BYUH now offers a rigorous ERP program using SAP that can lead to certification.) Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202, IT 224/L, IT 240, IT 280

The Information Systems minor helps students develop skills and critical thinking to manage, design, and understand the essential tools of the information age. Courses in web design, database, and ERP systems teach students how to leverage technology, enabling increases in efficiency and improved resource management. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 240, IS 350

    Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate The Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate, seeks to refine and mold the potential of BYU-Hawaii graduates to influence peace at home, in the workplace, in communities and throughout the world. Taking advantage of the unique learning laboratory the BYU-Hawaii provides, the Intercultural Peacebuiling certificate emphasizes theories of harmony, cross cultural leadership and negotiation, and conflict resolution transformation. It's lab work and service learning component provide students with a toolbox of practical skills like mediation, facilitation, cross-cultural negotiation and field experience that not only allows them to practice and test theories, but also encourages them to give back to the community, train others and prepare themselves to be a force for good upon their return to their home countries. Intro Course: IPB 121
    International Development Certificate The International Development certificate introduces and explores the economic and political foundations of international development and the growing world of international organizations (IOs), inter-government organizations (IGOs) and non-government organizations (NGOs). The certificate equips students with practical skills and knowledge to allow them to secure employment with development-related institutions and organizations. Intro Course: POSC 362
  Leadership Minor   The Leadership minor provides students knowledge, skills and competencies to lead and manage in business, church and other organizational settings. They will learn the difference between leadership and management, how to follow, how to work in teams, and how to communicate and direct work of others effectively within any organization. They will have practical opportunities to lead and understand themselves as leadership and managers. Intro course: BUSM 180
    Legal Studies Certificate The Legal Studies certificate introduces legal practice in international settings, international legal issues, and international legal organizations. It emphasizes practical skills such as legal analysis, legal research, writing within a legal context, and document preparation and submission in a legal setting. This certificate prepares students with the basic training and skills needed to engage entry-level legal positions. Intro Course: POSC 354
  Marketing Minor
  The Marketing minor prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including advertising, sales, public relations, brand management, marketing research and analytics, digital marketing, retailing, general management, business consulting and entrepreneurship. It is a perfect complement for a wide variety of majors and minors. Intro course: BUSM 180 or ECON 200
  Mobile App Dvlpmt, Intro Minor
  The Introduction to Mobile App Development minor gives students a foundation in software development and engineering, with a focus on designing and writing applications for smartphones and tablets. Intro Courses: CIS 101, CIS 200, CIS 202
    New Media Journalism Certificate The New Media Journalism certificate program provides students with the following foundational skillsets necessary for journalistic practice: media writing, video/photography, web and other media production. It also trains students to be critical thinkers and ethical practitioners. Intro Course: COMM 211
  Organizational Behavior Minor
  This minor will help prepare students to understand more fully how individuals and groups behave in an organization and how management decisions and structures influence employee behavior. Intro Courses: BUSM 180, PSYC 111
  Professional Writing Minor   The Professional Writing minor is available to students interested in writing in the professional world across a wide range of industries. Our goal is to help students become articulate writers who can meet the communicative needs of a modern global workplace. Intro Courses: ENGL 316, ENGL 330
  Public Management Minor   The Public Management minor helps students understand how to manage a government or non-profit organizations. The minor combines the management skills from business and the understanding of government from political sicence. Students who complete the minor will have practical skills and knowledge to help them acquire meaningful employment within the public sector. Intro Course: POSC 330
Social Work Major

Social Work Minor 

Social Work, Intro Minor

 

 

Students who graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work are prepared as generalist Social Work practitioners. The beginning generalist practitioner assesses and works with populations including referrals to community resources, guides consumer populations through the planned change process, intervenes at individual, small groups and community levels and in a range of situations, conducts on-going evaluations, and makes appropriate closure. Generally students major in Social Work because they have a keen commitment to helping people individually, in small groups, in families, and/or in communities. Intro Course: SOCW 160

Students who are interested in learning more about social work, but are majoring in another subject or unsure if they would like the major in social work, are invited to enroll in the Social Work Minor or Introduction to Social Work Minor programs. Intro Course: SOCW 160

    Special Education Certificate The Special Education certificate program is designed to help prospective teachers understand the variety of mild to moderate disabilities that exist, the laws that govern education in the United States, and the current evidence-based methodologies for working effectively with individuals with disabilities in elementary and secondary classrooms. Courses provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Special Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working in general education and students with special needs in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Sports & Wellness Management Minor   Learn how skills in scientific thinking can aid your interest in sport and wellness management. Apply quantitative sport and health assessments in order to design, lead, and assess programs and events for sport and wellness businesses. Become familiar with gathering evidence to support company goals and objectives. Potential careers may include creating your own business, management or coordinator positions in corporate wellness settings, health tourism (medical or wellness), sports marketing, event management, and sports management. Intro Courses: EXS 177
    Strategic Communication Certificate For students desiring professional competencies in strategic communication (e.g. public relations, public affairs, organizational communication, advertising, etc.), a five-course certificate is offered. In the program, students learn campaign planning and execution. Such abilities are desired in the public and private sectors as non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private firms communicate with external publics and constituencies. Intro Course: COMM 201
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

The sequence of courses in the TESOL Certificate prepares future teachers for the ESL market by addressing the major principles governing the English language, as well as the theories and practices behind effective foreign language instruction.  Intro Courses:  LING 210 & TESOL 240

  TESOL, Intro Minor  

The Introduction to TESOL minor offers foundational courses that allow students to understand the nature of the English as a Foreign language profession and their options in it. Interested individuals may subsequently pursue the TESOL Certificate, or TESOL/TESOL Education majors.  Intro Course:  TESOL 240

  Web Design, Intro Minor   This short minor will be an introduction to Web skills and is designed to help students understand the complexity and costs of developing a Web site. Students who complete this short program will be able to continue to develop their skills through material online. They will also be better positioned to be able to manage a business's Web presence. Intro Course: CIS 101, CIS 200, IT 240

Major, Minor, or Certificate

Breadth Category

Accounting Major Professional Studies
Accounting Minor Professional Studies
Agile Project Managment Certificate Professional Studies
Art (Graphic Design, Painting) Major Arts & Humanities
Art Education Major Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities 
Asian Studies Minor Arts & Humanities
Biochemistry Major Math & Sciences
Biochemistry Minor Math & Sciences
Biology Major
     - General Biology Emphasis
     - Marine Biology Emphasis
     - Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis
     - Biomedical Sciences Emphasis
Math & Sciences
Biology Education Major Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
Biology Minor Math & Sciences
Business Education Professional Studies + 1 other breadth area
Business Management Major Professional Studies 
     -Finance Track Professional Studies
     -Human Resource and Organizational Behavior Track Professional Studies
     -Marketing Track Professional Studies
     -Operations and Supply Chain Management Track Professional Studies
Chemistry Minor Math & Sciences
Chemistry, Intro to Minor Math & Sciences
Chemistry Education Major Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
Chinese Minor Arts & Humanities
Coaching Minor Professional Studies
Communications Major Arts & Humanities
Communications Minor Arts & Humanities
Computer Science Major Math & Sciences
Computer Science Minor Math & Sciences
Conservation Biology, Intro Minor Math & Sciences
Creative Writing Minor Arts & Humanities
Criminal Justice Certificate Professional Studies
Cultural Anthropology Major Arts & Humanities
Cultural Anthropology Minor Arts & Humanities
Digital Business Certificate Professional Studies
Digital Security Certificate Professional Studies
Digital Security Minor Professional Studies
Digital Technology, Intro Minor Professional Studies
Digital Technology Minor Professional Studies
Economics Minor Professional Studies
Education Minor Professional Studies
Elementary Education Major Professional Studies
English Major Arts & Humanities
English Minor Arts & Humanities
English Education Major Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities 
Enterprise Business Systems Minor Professional Studies
Emergency Management Certificate Professional Studies
Entrepreneurship Certificate Professional Studies
Entrepreneurship Minor Professional Studies
Exercise and Sport Science Major  
     -Biomedical Science Math & Sciences
     -Health & Human Performance Math & Sciences
     -Sports & Wellness Management Math & Sciences
Exercise and Sports Science Education Major Professional Studies + Math & Sciences 
Film Minor Arts & Humanities
Foundational Language Study Minor Arts & Humanities or Professional Studies
Governance Certificate Professional Studies
Hawaiian Language Certificate Arts & Humanities
Hawaiian Language Minor Arts & Humanities
Hawaiian Studies Major Arts & Humanities
Hawaiian Studies Minor Arts & Humanities
Health and Human Performance Minor Math & Sciences
History Major Arts & Humanities
History Minor Arts & Humanities
History Education Major Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities 
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major Professional Studies
Hospitality and Tourism Management Minor Professional Studies
Human Resource Management Minor Professional Studies
Information Systems Major Professional Studies
Information Systems Minor Professional Studies
Information Technology Major Math & Sciences
Information Technology Minor Math & Sciences
Integrated Humanities Major Arts & Humanities
Integrated Humanities Minor Arts & Humanities
Intercultural Peacebuilding Major Arts & Humanities
Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies Major Depends on Primary Emphasis
International Development Certificate Professional Studies
Japanese Minor Arts & Humanities
Leadership Minor Professional Studies
Legal Studies Certificate Professional Studies
Linguistics Minor Arts & Humanities
Marketing Minor Professional Studies
Marine Biology, Intro to Minor Math & Sciences
Mathematics Major  
     -Pure Mathematics Math & Sciences
     -Applied Mathematics Math & Sciences
Mathematics Minor Math & Sciences
Mathematics, Intro to Minor Math & Sciences
Mathematics, Elementary Minor Math & Sciences
Mathematics Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
Mobile App Development, Intro to Minor Professional Studies
Music Major  
     -General Music Arts & Humanities
     -Piano Performance Arts & Humanities
     -Vocal Performance Arts & Humanities
     -Instrumental Performance Arts & Humanities
     -World Music Studies Arts & Humanities
Music Minor Arts & Humanities
New Media Journalism Certificate Professional Studies
Natural Sciences, Intro to Minor Math & Sciences
Nutritional Science, Intro to Minor Math & Sciences
Organizational Behavior Minor Professional Studies
Pacific Island Studies Major Arts & Humanities
Pacific Island Studies Minor Arts & Humanities
Painting Minor Arts & Humanities
Photography/Video Minor Arts & Humanities
Physical Science Education  Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
Physics Education  Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
Physics, Intro to Math & Sciences
Piano Performance Minor Arts & Humanities
Political Science Major Math & Sciences
Political Science Minor Math & Sciences
Professional Writing Minor Professional Studies
Psychology Major Math & Sciences
Psychology Minor Math & Sciences
Public Managment Minor Professional Studies
Sculpture Minor Arts & Humanities
Secondary Education Major  
     -Art Education Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
     -Biology Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -Business Education Professional Studies + 1 other breadth area
     -Chemistry Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -English Education Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
     -History Education Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
     -Mathematics Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -Exercise and Sports Science Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -Physical Science Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -Physics Education Professional Studies + Math & Sciences
     -Social Sciences Education Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
     -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education  Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
Social Science Education  Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities 
Spanish Minor Arts & Humanities
Special Education Certificate Professional Studies
Sports & Wellness Management Minor Professional Studies
Social Work Major Professional Studies
Social Work, Intro Minor Professional Studies
Social Work Minor Professional Studies
Strategic Communication Certificate Professional Studies
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Major Arts & Humanities
TESOL Certificate Professional Studies
TESOL, Intro Minor  Professional Studies
TESOL Education Major Professional Studies + Arts & Humanities
Theatre Minor Arts & Humanities
Visual Arts Arts & Humanities
Web Design, Intro Minor Professional Studies
Web Development Math & Sciences

Degree

Requirement Sheet

Associates of Art & SciencesAAS 2014    AAS 2015    AAS 2017
Associates of Science in Business ManagementBUSMAS 2014    BUSMAS 2015    BUSMAS 2017

Starting Winter Semester 2014 the AAS degree became available to be pursued as a Distance Learning degree by students who do not come to campus to study.  Starting Winter 2016-17 this program is currently not accepting new students.  Those who have begun may finish their program.

Starting with the 2017 curriculum, no certificates will be granted in conjunction with the awarding of an Associates Degree.

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree can be completed in one to two years and provides an option for students whose plans prevent them from continuing on towards a Bachelors degree with our university. A 12-credit minimum emphasis cluster is the focal point of the degree, supplemented and enhanced by a large portion of general education coursework.

AAS Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2017:

  • Two programs in a different category and a different department from each other
  • General Education Core Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Math Requirement (MATH 107, Statistics, or Calculus)
    • ENGL 101
    • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, or 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; 2 credits must be from BYUH)
    • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
    • A total of 60 credits overall
    • D credit (D+, D, or D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none of the classes that are prerequisites
    • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
    • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

 

AAS Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2015:

  • One emphasis area cluster of at least 12 credits
  • General Education Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Math or Language Track
    • ENGL 101
    • GE 100 (or Hist 201 or Hist 202 or HIST 192 or HIST 305 or HIST 344 or HWST 101 or PAIS 105 or PAIS 300)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315 or POSC 190 or ENGL 251)
    • GE 120 (or any 100 level science or PSYC 111 or OCEN 201)
    • Exercise Science (any 100-level EXS class or EXS 200R/201R
    • Humanities & Culture choice
    • Science/Technology choice
    • Social Science choice
  • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; 2 credits must be from BYUH)
  • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
  • No double-dipping within the degree
  • A total of 60 credits overall
  • D credit (D+, D, D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none of the classes that are prerequisites
  • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

 

AAS Degree Requirements up to Fall 2015:

  • One emphasis area cluster of at least 12 credits
  • General Education Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Fundamental Math
    • Math or Language Track
    • ENGL 101
    • ENGL 201
    • EXS 177 or EXS 129
    • Artistic Expression choice
    • BIOL 100 or BIOL 112
    • Physical Science choice
    • Human Environment choice
    • HIST 201 or HIST 202
  • REL 121, REL 122, and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; min 2 credits from BYUH)
  • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
  • A total of 60 credits overall
  • D credit (D+, D, D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none of the classes that are prerequisites
  • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

 


Associate of Science in Business Management

BUSM Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2017:

  • One Approved Program or Certificate (15-16 Credits)
    • HR Minor (16) or Marketing Minor (15) or HTM Minor (16) or Leadership Minor (15-16)
  • A Second Approved Program or Certificate in Arts & Humanities or Math & Science (except Economics Minor) (12 Credits Minimum)
  • General Education Core Requirements as follows (refer to GE requirements page for specific course choices):
    • Math Requirement (MATH 107, Statistics, or Calculus)
    • ENGL 101
    • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, or 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits; 2 credits must be from BYUH)
    • At least 15 credits of courses from BYUH
    • A total of 60 credits overall
    • D credit (D+, D, or D-) is limited to 6 credits overall, with up to 3 credits in the cluster, and none of the classes that are prerequisites
    • Cluster GPA must be 2.0 or higher
    • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

 

BUSM Degree Requirements for new students starting Fall 2015:

General Business Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

  • BUSM 180 (3)
  • BUSM 232 (1.5)
  • ACCT 231 (1.5)
  • ACCT 201 (3)
  • ACCT 203 (3)
  • Business Related Cluster (12 Credits)
  • General Education (28 Credits) - Please See General Education for further details
    • MATH 221 (3)
    • ENGL 101 (3)
    • GE 100 (or Hist 201 or Hist 202 or HIST 192 or HWST 101 or PAIS 105) (3)
    • GE 110 (or Engl 201 or Engl 314/315 or POSC 190 or ENGL 251) (3)
    • GE 120 (or any 100 level science or PSYC 111) (3)
    • Exercise Science (any 100-level EXS class or EXS 200R/201R) (3)
    • Humanities & Culture choice (3)
    • Science/Technology choice (3)
    • Social Science choice (3)
    • ECON 200 (3)
  • 2 Core Religion Courses (REL 200, 225, 250, 275) and two other 2 credit REL courses (total of 8 credits)
  • Student must have a total of at least 60 credits before graduating
  • Student must have taken at least 15 credits in residence at BYU Hawaii
  • Please see the School of Business for further details

BUSM Degree Requirements up to Fall 2015:

General Business Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

  • BUSM 180 (3)
  • BUSM 232 (1.5)
  • ACCT 231 (1.5)
  • ACCT 201 (3)
  • ACCT 203 (3)
  • Business Related Cluster (12 Credits)
  • General Education (28 Credits) - Please See General Education for further details
    • MATH 221 (3)
    • ENGL 101 (3)
    • ENGL 201 (3)
    • ECON 200 (3)
    • One Fundamental Mathematics Course (3)
    • EXS 177 (1) -OR- EXS 129 (2)
    • One Artistic Expression Course (3)
    • One Biological Science Course (3)
    • One Physical Science Course (3)
    • One History of Civilizations Course (3)
  • Religion (8 Credits)
    • REL 121 (2)
    • REL 122 (2)
    • 4 Additional REL Credits of Choice
  • Student must have a total of at least 60 credits before graduating
  • Student must have taken at least 15 credits in residence at BYU–Hawaii
  • No double-dipping within the degree
  • Please see the School of Business for further details

Accounting ACCT 2000-01 ACCT 03-04 ACCT 05-06      
Art ART 2005-06 ART 2011 ART 2013      
Art Education ARTED 2003-04 ARTED 2005 ARTED 2006 ARTED 2007 ARTED 08-09 ARTED 2010
ARTED 2013
Biochemistry BIOCH 2005-06 BIOCH 2010-13        
Biology (General) BIO 2005-07 BIO 2010-13        
Biology (Marine) BIOMR 2010-13          
Biology Education BIOED 2003-05 BIOED 2006 BIOED 07-08 BIOED 09 BIOED 2010  
Biology (Molecular) BIOMOL 2010-13          
Biology (Pre-Professional) BIOPRO 2005-07 BIOPRO 2010-13        
Business Management BUSMGMT 2009          
-Finance FIN 2012 FIN 2013        
-Human Resource and Organizational Behavior HROB 2012          
-Marketing  MKT 2012          
-Operations & Supply Chain Management OSCM 2012          
Business Education BED 2003-04 BED 2005 BED 2006 BED 2007 BED 08-09  
Chemistry Education CHED 2003-04 CHED 05-06 CHED 2007 CHED 2010    
Computer Science CS 2001-02 CS 03-04 CS 05-06 CS 2013    
Dual-Special Ed and Elementary Ed DSEDED 2005 DSEDED 2007 DSEDED 2008-09 DSEDED 2010    
Elementary Education ELED 2003-04 ELED 05-06 ELED 2007 ELED 08-09 ELED 2010  
English ENG 2005-06          
English Education ENGED 2003-04 ENGED 2005 ENGED 06-09      
EXS Health and Wellness EXSHW 2005-07          
EXS Phys Ed Cert EXSPE 2003-05 EXSPE 2005 EXSPE 2006 EXSPE 2007    
Fine Arts FA 2005-06 FA 2011        
General Education GED 2006-07 GED 08-09 GED 2009 GED 2013
GED 2014  GED 2015
Hawaiian Studies HS 2002-03 HS 03-05        
History HIS 2001-03 HIS 03-05        
History Education HED 2003-04 HED 05-06 HED 2007      
HTM HTM 2002-03 HTM 03-04 HTM 05-06      
ICS World Humanities and Culture ICSWHC 2005-06 ICSWHC 2010        
ICS Anthropology ICSANT 2001-02          
ICS Communications ICSC 2001-03 ICSC 2004 ICSC 2005 ICSC 2010    
ICS Cultural Anthropology ICSCA 2005-06 ICSCA 2010        
ICS Humanities ICSH 2001-03 ICSH 2004 ICSH 2010      
IDS IDS 2005          
Information Systems IS 03-04 IS 2005 IS 2009 IS 2011-12    
International Business Management IBM 2003-04 IBM 05-06        
Mathematics MATH 2001-02 MATH 03-04 MATH 2005 MATH 2008    
Math Education MATHED 2001-02 MATHED 2003 MATHED 2005 MATHED 2006 MATHED 2007  
Music Education MUSED 2003-05 MUSED 2005 MUSED 2006 MUSED 2007    
Pacific Island Studies PCIS 1993-01 PCIS 02-06 PCIS 2008      
Physical Science Education PSED 2003 PSED 2006 PSED 2007a PSED 2007b    
Physics Education PHSED 2005 PHSED 2006 PHSED 2007      
Piano Pedagogy PPED 2005-06          
Political Science POLSCI 1999-02 POLSCI 02-05 POLSCI 2012      
Psychology PSY 2001 PSY 02-05        
Secondary Education SED 2005          
Social Science Teaching SST 2003-04 SST 05-06 SST 2007 SST 08-09    
Social Work SW 2000-02 SW 06-07 SW 08-09 SW 2010 SW 2011 Fall  SW 2011 Winter
Special Education SPED 2005-06 SPED 2007 SPED 08-09      
TESOL TESOL 2005-06 TESOL 08-11        
TESOL Education TESOLED 2003-05 TESOLED 2006 TESOLED 07-09 TESOLED 2010    
University Studies UNIS 2009          
MINORS            
Art ARTm 2011          
International Cultural Studies ICSm 2012          
Sociology SOCIm 2011          
CERTIFICATES            
American Sign Language ASLct 2013 ASLct 2016        
Applied Anthropology AANTct 2013 AANTct 2014 AANTct 2015
AANTct 2016    
Ceramics CERct 2013          
Criminal Justice CJct 2015 CJct 2016        
Cultural Resource Management CRMct 2010 CRMct 2013        
Digital Humanities DHct 2010 DHct 2013 DHct 2014 DHct 2015    
Emergency Management EMct 2014          
Entrepreneurship ENTct 2011 ENTct 2013 ENTct 2015      
Graphic Design GDct 2013 GDct 2014 GDct 2015      
Instructional Media Design IMDct 2013          
Intercultural Peacebuilding INPBct 2007-12 INPBct 2013 INPBct 2014
INPBct 2015     
International Development INDEVct 2014 INDEVct 2015        
Legal Studies LSct 2014 LSct 2015        
New Media Journalism NMJct 2013 NMJct 2014 NMJct 2015      
Painting PNTct 2013 PNTct 2014 PNTct 2015      
Photo/Video P/Vct 2013 P/Vct 2014 P/Vct 2015      
Sculpture SCPct 2013 SCPct 2014        
Special Education SPEDct 2015          
Strategic Communication SCct 2013 SCct 2014 SCct 2015      
TESOL TESOLct 2007 TESOLct 2014 TESOLct 2015